Sunday, March 15, 2009

Downcast and deflated

This is going to be one of my shorter match reports.

Besiktas 3 - 0 Genclerbirligi

I met up with a whole heap of Gencler fans at the Beer Bus bar in Kizilay (for some reason the Gencler fans have been banned from the Chopin bar) and everyone was in high spirits. We hadn't conceded a goal in four weeks and everyone thought we could pull off an upset.

It was not to be. It was pretty clear that we were out for a draw and for quite a while I thought we might pull it off. Koray in defence was great but in the 64th they broke us down. It looked like offside but I'm not sure.

It was then time for full on attack and while we tried we just didn't have the luck. Then came the sucker punch and right towards the end one more when our defenders had pretty much given up.

Oh dear. Denizli next week and a match which we really should... must win.


  1. Chris, was it that you were banned or was it that too many Beşiktaş fans had reserved tables or something?

  2. No, it was that Gencler fans (not us but the usual Gencler fans) have been banned from the Chopin as we upset the Galatasaray fans last time we were there (because we won).

  3. Never knew GS fans were sooo sensitive.

    Strange then that we didn't get banned after the incident with Maniac Kanka that time.

  4. Perhaps they are frightened to ban us because we are Ankaragucu supporters ??!!

    Seriously though, not funny, but strange reaction from The Chopin staff.